TechCabal Daily – And so that they lived fortunately ever after


24 JUNE, 2021


Handsome morning ☀️ ️

ECOWAS has issued a restraining affirm stopping the Nigerian authorities from unlawfully imposing sanctions, engaging, or prosecuting anybody restful the use of Twitter in the nation. 

Will the Nigerian authorities comply?

In at the present time’s edition:

  • My Existence in Tech
  • Chaka receives SEC license for digital stock trading
  • Airtel Uganda separates Cell Money unit from telecom industry
  • South African Brothers vanish alongside with $3.6 Billion in Bitcoin

Jesse Forrester began an e-mobility firm in Kenya after deciding towards going to university

In the occasion you had been to search out at three diversified pictures of Jesse Forrester at the present time, it’s possible you’ll note the same unmistakable crimson cap.

It used to be given to him by a pricey pal. For him, it represents the americans which earn supported him.

His crimson cap has normally gotten him unsuitable as Nigerian, something he doesn’t afraid away from. But he never fails to remind americans that the cap is de facto from Tunisia in North Africa. 

Jesse grew up in Nairobi, Kenya. After excessive college, he travelled to South Africa where he finished his A-ranges at the African Leadership Academy (ALA).

After ALA, Jesse took up a fellowship. It used to be his first stab at being employed and he speedy chanced on that it used to be now now not something that he fancied. 

The foundation of going to university didn’t thrill him both. So he did something he’d continuously essential to attain – he began his earn industry.

At present, his firm Mazi Mobility is backed by world endeavor builder, Satgana, and is aiming at implementing an electrical car ecosystem in Africa. To this end, they these days launched a brand current rapid of electrical bodas or bikes.

In this week’s edition of My Existence in Tech, Edwin talks to Jesse Forrester who began an e-mobility firm in Kenya after deciding towards going to university


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Chaka becomes the main startup to earn SEC license for digital stock trading in Nigeria

In Nigeria, squabbles between startups and regulators infrequently earn a fairy checklist ending luxuriate in this.

After months of uncertainty concerning rules, Chaka obtained a license from Nigeria’s Securities and Exchange Price (SEC) to characteristic its digital platform for shopping and promoting stocks. 

Chaka’s app hosts over 4,000 stocks from publicly traded companies in Nigeria and the US. Primarily based in January 2019 by Tosin Osibodu with Olaolu Ajose because the manager abilities officer, the startup funds itself as an “investment passport” which powers without boundary lines investing for customers. 

Backstory: On the 19th of December 2020, the SEC published a commentary that successfully barred Chaka from offering its services and products in Nigeria. The SEC’s grievance used to be that Chaka operated “birth air the regulatory purview of the Price and without requisite registration, as stipulated by the Funding and Securities Act 2007.”

SEC ordered Chaka to end promoting to customers, justifying it as a earn to end “unscrupulous actors” from harming the investing public. Though the affirm used to be explicit to Chaka, it used to be the main main label that law used to be coming to the investment-tech sector.

After this warning, Chaka and the SEC sat down to iron out their variations.

The resolution: Procuring a license that affirms Chaka’s dedication to corpulent regulatory compliance and affords readability to the market. The license costs ₦5m ($12,500) basically basically based on a doc obtained.

Gigantic describe: Looks luxuriate in a factual ending for both parties. It’ll be factual to search out other factors between startups and regulators resolved luxuriate in this. 

Read more: SEC approves Chaka as first licensed stock trading app in Nigeria

Airtel Uganda separates Cell Money unit from telecom industry

The day previous, Airtel Uganda launched the separation of its Airtel Money unit from its telecom industry. The latter will severely change a brand current firm.

Why the separation?

It began in 2015 when a industrial excessive court ruled towards 5 telcos — MTN, Warid, Uganda Telecom, Airtel, and Africell — running cell money in Uganda, asserting that cell money operations had been unlawful. 

The reason used to be that the companies had been registered as telcos and now now not as monetary institutions, which skill the Bank of Uganda did now not license them.

Zoom out: In Africa, setting apart cell money devices from telcos for ‘better law’ is changing into a vogue. 

In 2015, Ghana broke up its telecommunication services and products from monetary services and products, guaranteeing that every body institutions offering the latter are regulated under the Banking Act, 2004 (Act 673).

The Kenya Knowledge and Dialog (Modification) Bill 2019 is taking a survey to attain the same if well-liked. 

In 2020, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) reportedly despatched a round to telecom companies, among other non-monetary institutions, to appear at for licences to severely change price banks. 

Now not too prolonged up to now, MTN Uganda also promised to surrender its monetary services and products and replace its name from MTN MoMo to MTN Uganda Restricted on June 1, 2021.

Read more: Airtel Money Separates From Airtel Uganda To Meet Regulatory Requirements 

South African Brothers Vanish alongside with $3.6 Billion in Bitcoin

It’s restful a thriller, $3.6 billion long gone, proper luxuriate in that.

Two South African brothers – Ameer and Raees Cajee (17 and 20, respectively) – can’t be chanced on, alongside with Bitcoin price $3.6 billion from Africrypt, their cryptocurrency investment platform.

The scheme in which it took station

As per Bloomberg, “The first indicators of bother got right here in April, as Bitcoin used to be rocketing to a checklist. Africrypt Chief Operating Officer Ameer Cajee, the elder brother, informed customers that the firm used to be the sufferer of a hack. He asked them now to now not affirm the incident to lawyers and authorities, because it would dreary down the recovery strategy of the lacking funds.”

Africrypt workers lost entry to the encourage-end platforms seven days sooner than the alleged hack.

Traders obtained a law company to search out into the matter. The company’s investigation chanced on Africrypt’s pooled funds had been transferred from its South African accounts and client wallets, and the coins went thru tumblers and mixers to create them essentially untraceable.

Zoom out: Africrypt’s saga comes lower than a 365 days after the give scheme of another South African Bitcoin dealer, Mirror Trading World. It used to be called the greatest crypto scam of 2020 with $1.2 billion lost.

Read more: South Africa Africrypt Bitcoin Scam? Cajee Brothers Lacking Along With Billions

This Friday!

This Friday, June 25th, Sterling Bank’s CEO, Abubakar Suleiman will communicate on TC Reside. 

Abubakar will part his standpoint on how fintechs can to find the appropriate price from partnering with banks and other noteworthy institutions.

He might be joined by Tosin Osibodu, CEO – Chaka; Elsa Muzzolini – CEO, Tomilola Majekodunmi – Co-founder/CEO, Bankly; Tayo Oviosu – Founder/CEO, Paga; and Robert Kotei – Operations Director for Africa at Ria Money Transfer.

The occasion might be moderated by Topsy Kola-Oyeneyin, Partner at McKinsey & Firm.

This might also be a purposeful and insightful dialogue for fintech innovators, bank executives and other experts in the monetary sector. Even while you don’t belong to this category but are extreme about Africa’s monetary sector, it’s possible you’ll maybe also restful restful thoroughly be part of in.

Register now:

This occasion is introduced to you in partnership withChaka. This can also provide knowledgeable insights from McKinsey & Firm.

Demonstrate: By clicking on the registration link for this occasion, you’ve indicated hobby in the occasion and could to find an invitation to back. To opt-out, please ignore the invite.

Written by – Daniel Adeyemi

Edited by – Edwin Madu

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